Show: Chicago Underground Duo “Boca Negra (Thrill Jockey), the Chicago Underground Duo’s fifth album, is their richest, most diverse, and most daring yet,” writes Peter Margasak. “On previous efforts cornetist Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor have ranged along the spectrum linking free improvisation and postbop, augmenting their lush, spacey music with electronic effects and programmed bass lines, but they’ve never before unified the elements of their sound so completely.”
8:30 PM, Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 773-227-4433 or 866-468-3401, $10.
Dinner: Lokal “At this slick Wicker Park restaurant and lounge, the menu features potato pierogi, golabki, borscht, kielbasa, and a few items you probably wouldn’t recognize if you didn’t grow up with a babcia cooking for you. It just happens to be radically different Polish food from the heavy, homey—but let’s face it, bland—traditional stuff,” writes Mike Sula.
1904 W. North Ave., 773-904-8113